Teacher gifts, do you ever have enough? We need so many in our family. Having an item ready at hand is fantastic at Valentine’s Day. And we want our teachers to feel loved, as they are such an important figure and support in our children’s lives. I’ve made this little project to hold candy treats for a beloved teacher. It’s not too fancy and kids could certainly be involved in decorating to their tastes.
Regular patterned paper (or DSP) works best for this project I have found. I used Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White and Real Red for this project. If you are assisting a child in this project, I suggest you allow them to choose color combos and be as much a part of the project as possible. There are a ton of dies to choose from in making a tag. Stitched Shapes dies are a great start, but are just the beginning. The project I have made today is basic and easy, made to demonstrate that you can really add to this idea and make it yours.
Measurements for this project are:
-Sending Love DSP paper stack is cut at 6″ x 6″. You choose which side to use and which direction the paper will show.
-Scraps of Real Red card stock and Whisper White card stock worked well for me. I suggest you use the size that fits into your tag design. Isn’t it a great feeling to use up some scrap paper?
To assemble the pieces, I used Tear and Tape. I chose which side of the paper I wanted to close the tube, and placed the tape along the edge. You will know it is formed properly when it looks like a toilet paper tube, LOL. Now close each end with more Tear and Tape and seal up after candy is placed inside. This is also where a child can be in control of the project. Choosing what the teacher would like inside is a great confidence builder and can be very rewarding 🙂
For a visual demonstration of this project, take a look at the video I made for this project.
The sentiment and tag is stamped using the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit. The stamps this month are great! There are some months where the stamps are more generic but this month is really nice. I can see making candy conversation heart cards in my future 🙂 Do you repurpose your Paper Pumpkin kit stamps?
I made a video tutorial for this card project, CLICK HERE TO WATCH or watch below:
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
Check out what Lynn M. did with the Moon Baby card design! I really like the coloring, Lynn. Well done and thanks for sharing!
Using a stamp from a Paper Pumpkin kit such as this, is a great way to make a project on the spot. Do you need more Valentine’s Day ideas? Stay tuned all week for more sweet heart cards with stamps from your stash paired with new products from the Occasions catalog. Let’s make it together!
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